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New York Times, Monday, April 19, 1982

Author:
Nancy McCarthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Nancy McCarthy has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,850
Across
1. Swinelike animal : TAPIR
6. Dunderhead : CLOD
10. Actor Summerville: 1892–1946 : SLIM
14. Addis ___ : ABABA
15. Engage : HIRE
16. Land of Hyde's presidency : EIRE
17. Endangered bird : PEREGRINEFALCON
20. Property or possessions : ESTATE
21. Kind of stand : GOALLINE
22. Produced : MADE
24. Mathis song hit : MISTY
25. Wool cluster : NEP
28. State exec. : GOV
29. Jonson or Vereen : BEN
30. E. Indies palm : ATAP
32. Broad : WIDE
34. Two under par : EAGLE
39. Endangered bird : BACHMANSWARBLER
42. Plow sole : SLADE
43. Fuel : COAL
44. Supports : AIDS
45. Scottish explorer : RAE
47. Soften flax : RET
49. Belfry dweller : BAT
50. Residue : ASHES
53. Heroic tale : EPIC
55. Suitable : APPOSITE
58. Least ruddy : PALEST
62. Endangered simian : MOUNTAINGORILLA
64. "___ La Douce" : IRMA
65. "___ creature was stirring . . . " : NOTA
66. Moslem prince : AMEER
67. British weapon : STEN
68. Apt rhyme for wooed : SUED
69. Origins : SEEDS
Down
1. Finish line : TAPE
2. Burrows and Vigoda : ABES
3. Hairdo dividing line : PART
4. Construction member : IBEAM
5. Rabble : RAGTAG
6. Greek letter : CHI
7. Edible fish : LING
8. Mountain: Comb. form : OREO
9. Slander : DEFAME
10. Is a winner, as a book : SELLS
11. Lawful : LICIT
12. O. Henry's pet device : IRONY
13. "Handwriting . . . " word : MENE
18. Bohemian dance : REDOWA
19. Straightener : ALINER
23. Make manifest : EVINCE
25. Seizes : NABS
26. And others: Lat. abbr. : ETAL
27. S.A. rodent : PACA
29. Show caution : BEWARE
31. Coveted deg. : PHD
33. Br. decoration : DSO
35. Arabian cloak : ABA
36. Fluent : GLIB
37. Helen of Troy's mother : LEDA
38. Formerly, formerly : ERST
40. Simplest : MEREST
41. Syrian city : ALEPPO
46. Orientals, e.g. : ASIANS
48. Diadems : TIARAS
50. Toward the left side of a ship : APORT
51. Froth : SPUME
52. Province in eastern China : HONAN
54. Region, to a rhymester : CLIME
55. French friends : AMIS
56. Mississippi Indian : TIOU
57. Grafted, in heraldry : ENTE
59. Virginia's Rob't : ELEE
60. Coaster : SLED
61. Sea dogs : TARS
63. Traipse : GAD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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